Neverending Story (1984)
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A boy who needs a friend finds a world that needs a hero.
|Join the young atreyu and the faith of a young boy, bastian, as they battle the unknown of the nothing to save the creatures of fantasia and their childlike empress.|
"Magical...unique effects, characters and visual design. Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Editor's NoteIn director Wolfgang Petersen's charming fantasy, Bastian (Barrett Oliver), a lonely schoolboy alienated from his father and bullied by his classmates, retreats to an attic where he becomes engrossed in a book entitled THE NEVERENDING STORY. It is the tale of a magical kingdom appropriately named Fantasia, since it is a world born of human fantasies. However, as humanity loses faith in the power of imagination, the once-thriving Fantasia is being destroyed by great storms of Nothingness. Dangerously ill herself, Fantasia's youthful empress (Tami Stronach) sends the young warrior Atreju (Noah Hathaway) on a quest to find a cure for the kingdom. After encountering flying dragons, swamp monsters and a vast assortment of other strange creatures, the young hero discovers that only a human boy can save Fantasia, at which point Bastian is drawn, literally, into the pages of the story.
Cast & Crew
|Michael Ende - Based On Novel By|
|Wolfgang Petersen - Director|
|Jost Vacano - Director of Photography|
|Klaus Doldinger - Musical Score|
|Giorgio Moroder - Musical Score|
|Bernd Eichinger - Producer|
|Wolfgang Petersen - Screenplay|
|Herman Weigel - Screenplay|
|Tami Stronach - Voice Of|
Plot SummaryIn THE NEVERENDING STORY, a young boy is physically drawn into a fantasy novel he is reading, and there he struggles to save an incredible world from destruction.
|"The video arcade is down the street. Here we just sell small rectangular objects. They're called books. They require a little effort on your part, and make no beep--beep--beep--beeps. On your way please."----Mr. Koreander (Thomas Hill) to Bastian (Barrett Oliver)|
|"Never give up and good luck will find you."----Falcor to Bastian|